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Haslam to decide this week on Tennessee guns-in-parks bill

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Haslam to decide this week on Tennessee guns-in-parks bill

April 24th, 2015 7:43 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The bill would allow permit holders to be armed in any state park - including greenways, playgrounds and sports fields.

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Sex club seeks Nashville blessing by vowing to be a church

Sex club seeks Nashville blessing by vowing to be a church

April 24th, 2015 10:06 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

A Nashville swingers club has undergone a conversion - it says it's now a church - in order to win city approval so it can open next to a Christian school.

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GOP governors may pay price for refusing to expand Medicaid under Obamacare

GOP governors may pay price for refusing to expand Medicaid under Obamacare

April 24th, 2015 10:05 am by By John Tozzi, Bloomberg News (TNS)

As Obama looks to cement his health care accomplishments before the 2016 election, the White House seems to see an opportunity to exact a political price from Scott, Abbott and other Republicans who continue to resist expanding Medicaid

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Comcast is dropping $45 billion Time Warner Cable bid

Comcast is dropping $45 billion Time Warner Cable bid

April 24th, 2015 10:00 am by Associated Press

A combination of the two cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof, which would give the resulting behemoth unprecedented power over what Americans watch and download.

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Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

April 24th, 2015 7:40 am by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs - notably the presidential hopefuls - face a far more complicated landscape.

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Bodies of missing Sullivan Co. couple located, murder suspect arrested

Bodies of missing Sullivan Co. couple located, murder suspect arrested

April 23rd, 2015 3:21 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

ELIZABETHTON - After a four-month investigation, authorities have found the bodies of a missing Sullivan County couple in a house in the Pinecrest Community off the Milligan Highway, resulting in first-degree murder charges.

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Some officers looking to body cameras on their own

Some officers looking to body cameras on their own

April 23rd, 2015 9:49 am by DAN SEWELL, Associated Press

The widely circulated video from Officer Jesse Kidder's own personal body camera illustrates not only the kind of life-or-death moments officers can face, but also how some in law enforcement are getting cameras on their own if their departments can't.

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Man's death after arrest exposes tensions in Baltimore

Man's death after arrest exposes tensions in Baltimore

April 23rd, 2015 9:48 am by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press

Exactly what happened in the van and how he was injured are still unknown. But he died a week later in a hospital of what police described as "a significant spinal injury."

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New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities

New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities

April 23rd, 2015 9:47 am by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

The 33-page strategy says the Defense Department "should be able to use cyber operations to disrupt an adversary's command and control networks, military-related critical infrastructure and weapons capabilities."

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Eastman celebrates fourth consecutive EPA energy award

Eastman celebrates fourth consecutive EPA energy award

April 23rd, 2015 7:51 am by Hank Hayes

Eastman credits the Energy Star program with providing a proven strategy helping the Kingsport-based company achieve measurable reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. EPA introduced the program in 1992.

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Civil lawsuit set to be filed in Michael Brown's death

Civil lawsuit set to be filed in Michael Brown's death

April 23rd, 2015 7:44 am by Associated Press

Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they plan to file a civil lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson.

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